9 Myths About Whiskey Mogul John Jameson
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Alcohol!
Jameson Whiskey is the best selling Irish whiskey in the world, and the brand has been in that position since about 1805, according to Frommer's 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers.
The company has a long history of print advertising, but it was only in 2009 that Jameson first started advertising on television.
She goes into nine stories about Jameson but my favorites are the last two:
John Jameson was loved by the people of Dublin.
And it wasn't just because he made triple-distilled whiskey. According to the brand, the distiller would go to the same lengths for his staff as he would for his precious whiskey.
Jameson's distillery paid well, had good working conditions, and had a boss who could throw a great party. It is said that he got his nickname — Glorious John — from the glorious parties he used to have.
John Jameson wasn't even Irish.
Jameson was born in Scotland - Alloa to be exact - on October 5, 1740 and was a lawyer there until he moved to Dublin in 1780. Maybe that's why he never talks in the ads. Wouldn't want to give it away with his Scottish brogue.
Here are my favorites of their television commercials: